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“They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.”
King James Version (KJV)
They say vnto him, Because no man hath hired vs. He saith vnto them, Go ye also into the vineyard: and whatsoeuer is right, that shall ye receiue.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Matthew chapter 20
"They *said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He *said to them, 'You go into the vineyard too.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)
They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard.
- American Standard Version (1901)
They say to him, Because no man has given us work. He says to them, Go in with the rest, into the vine-garden.
- Basic English Bible
They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He says to them, Go also ye into the vineyard [and whatsoever may be just ye shall receive].
- Darby Bible
They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also into my vineyard.
- Douay Rheims Bible
They say to him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatever is right, that shall ye receive.
- Webster's Bible
`Because no one has hired us,' they replied. `You also, go into the vineyard,' he said.
- Weymouth Bible
They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and you will receive whatever is right.'
- World English Bible
Thei seien to him, For no man hath hirid vs. He seith to hem, Go ye also in to my vyneyerd.
- Wycliffe Bible
they say to him, Because no one did hire us; he saith to them, Go ye -- ye also -- to the vineyard, and whatever may be righteous ye shall receive.
- Youngs Literal Bible
BROTHER ANDREW's comment on 2012-07-02 06:18:14:
In order to understand this verse, you must understand the context of the entire parable. Each of the first three sets of workmen sent out represent the three sets of 14 generations that were to comw before the Messiah appeared. When God refers to his vineyard he is speaking of his house of prayer. During each period of the first three sets of workmen a work was done concerning his house. The first work that was done was Mose and the law, the second set of workmen built the first temple. the third set built the second temple, and it was built by two different set of workmen, the first set came and laid the foundation. the second set came and did the finished work. This is a type of the building of the body of Christ. Then the Messiah came. Believeing that the wretched servants of his garden would surely listen to his Son, he became angry with them when they indeed crucified him just as they killed all of them God had sent to them. Then did he send the workmen of that hour out to compel everyone and anyone who would enter into the wedding feast of the Lord. This has been going on now for two thousand years. The parable interpets it'self in that each set of workmen prior to the coming of the Messiah were periods of 1,ooo years. When he tells us of the workmen of the 11th hour of the Day, he has shown us that the first two hours from the time of the Messiah until the last hour of the day, would be two one thousand year periods. The workmen sent out at the last hour of the day, are presently doing nothing pertaining to the careing of Gods vineyard. When they receive there calling to go forth, it is from the position of not being hirelings as those who presently care for the church. They will not have sat under the teachings of man, nor will they have been hired by man, to care for the church. They know who they are, for God has called out to them. Then comes the final hour / thousand year period, the reign of Christ. They are the reapers who over take the planters of the seed, Natural Israel is the planter of the seed, of which fell into the earth, Christ Jesus. They who came first, shall be last. They who came last, shall be first.
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